23 feet on iWend and...

23 feet on iWend and elephantjournal.com

We’ve been a pretty lucky bunch over the past month – meeting exceptional people, taking in beautiful scenery and sharing our passions with an audience of people that has far-exceeded our expectations, both in number and in support. Two amazing online publications, iWend and elephantjournal.com,... [+]

San Francisco

San Francisco

Pulling into San Francisco, it was hard to know whether the anticipation we felt in our bellies was the good, butterfly sort or the bad, knotted-up and twisty variety. On the one hand, the city was exciting and new and beaming with culture and life... [+]

Home is where your sock drawer is

I had this dream the other night about buying a Volkswagen Westfalia. We’ve seen lots of Westys on this trip and I’ve slowly started to long for one of my own – I’m now in the throes of a most unexpected vehicular crush… Read more... [+]

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Despite an unexpected stay-over in a hot Oakhurst parking lot, we made it to Yosemite National Park. Some friends we had met in King’s Canyon had set up camp in Tuolumne Meadows, and were smiling huge when we pulled up. They pointed to a neighboring... [+]

Misfortune and the Road, or, the Kindness of Strangers

It’s pretty astonishing how quickly things can go from bad to worse and back again when you’re traveling. You really are vulnerable out there on the black pavement, subject to bad weather, mechanical malfunction and that bizarre asphalt-zombie feeling you get behind your eyes… Read... [+]

King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Park

After dipping our toes in the big blue ocean, we were off to King’s Canyon National Park. We met up with Patrick Rizzo, a wholehearted nature lover who is currently working for the National Parks Service. He lives in King’s Canyon in a little cabin... [+]

The Lost-Belongings Travel Panic

There’s a feeling I used to have on the road sometimes, whether I was traveling an hour or ten, alone or with friends. Every time I got out of the car, after every gas station or rest stop, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I... [+]

Finally, the Pacific Ocean

Finally, the Pacific Ocean

Of all the beautiful places we were hoping to see, the promise of the Pacific Ocean was the most exciting. We were all half-mad from the anticipation of it. Allie kept threatening to walk straight in and disappear. Around every curve I could see it,... [+]

Simple Living in Vegas

Simple Living in Vegas

Somehow, at the end of the first week of our project about simple living, we found ourselves headed to Las Vegas. We’d spent the last few nights in Utah’s Maple Canyon, talking to and climbing with Spencer McCroskey, proud dirt-bag and all-around good guy. Our... [+]

Are our blessings taken for granted?

Recently around a campfire, the conversation turned to the state of the world, as campfire conversation is bound to do. We six young and healthy friends argued, raised our voices and felt the blood rise in our cheeks. Our muscles were sore from a day... [+]